Aces can’t overcome early deficit |

Aces can’t overcome early deficit

Tribune News Service

RENO – Brandon Allen was one of four Aces with a multihit effort Saturday night, but Reno dropped a 10-7 decision to the Round Rock Express in the second game of the series at Aces Ballpark.

The Aces fell behind early and mustered several comeback bids, but the Express had too much offense in the end.

Reno fell behind 4-0 after two innings, but scored three runs in the third to keep it close. A John Hester RBI-single and bases-loaded walks to Cole Gillespie and Abraham Nunez put Reno on the board, but Round Rock answered with a four-run sixth to blow the game open. The Aces rallied again in the seventh, but couldn’t complete the comeback as Round Rock evened this four-game set at one game apiece.

Travis Blackley (2-7) started and took the loss for Reno, giving up five earned runs in five innings of work.

Josh Muecke (6-8) earned the win for the Express by throwing three innings of one-run ball. Chad Paronto (20) earned the save, throwing a scoreless ninth inning.